Political Science: Data Archives
Guides to Data Files
Data Archives -- A Social Science Sampler
Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
"An international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.
ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields."
To use ICPSR at Buffalo contact Dr. Leslie McCain.
College of Arts & Sciences
275 Park Hall, North Campus
Buffalo NY 14260-4100
Phone: 716- 645-5642
Fax: 716- 645-2893
Data Archives -- American Politics
ANES data enable researchers to better understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of national election outcomes.
Voting and Registration (U.S. Census)
In election years, the Current Population Survey collects data on reported voting and registration, and later reports stats by turnout, age, race and origin.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency established in 1975 to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA).
War and Peace
"COW seeks to facilitate the collection, dissemination, and use of accurate and reliable quantitative data in international relations."
"It is engaged in innovative research on the problem of political violence within the structural context of the dynamic global system . . . "